Check out these photos of a restored bronze sign in a Kansas City neighborhood full of distinctive metal details that give a flair and character to the historic area that is the Country Club Plaza. Metal has always been a favored building material because of its durability, but it can also provide accents to draw attention especially when the metal like this copper is cared for and maintained. KC Restoration had the privilege of restoring the Plaza Theatre sign on what is now the Restoration Hardware Building. It looks as good as new and is back to drawing attention to a building that started out as the Plaza Theatre which originally opened on October 9, 1928. Its 72-foot tower was and is a prominent Country Club Plaza landmark. After years of functioning primarily as a movie house and sometimes hosting musical performances and lectures, it was remodeled to accommodate the Kansas City Philharmonic. In the 1980s, it returned to showing movies until 1999 when its doors closed. Restoration Hardware remodeled the interior, but you can still see many of the original exterior details and character of the original Plaza Theatre.
For more information on the historic Plaza Theatre, visit: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/1434.